Former India cricketer Ambati Rayudu will return to action when he features for Grand Slam in the TNCA one-day league for the V.A. Parthasarathy trophy starting from August 19. Rayudu announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in July.

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Rayudu to come out of retirement

Ambati Rayudu made a pre-mature exit after the selectors snubbed him from the World Cup squad. The decision came after the selectors preferred Mayank Agarwal over him to replace injured Vijay Shankar for the remainder of the World Cup. He was in the stand-by list, but the selectors preferred not to pick him. In the 50 ODI innings that he has played, Ambati Rayudu has scored 1694 runs at an average of 47.05 with a top score of an unbeaten 124. He has hit three centuries and ten fifties and has a strike rate of 79.04. In the five T20Is innings that he has played, Rayudu has scored 42 runs at an average of 10.50.

Ambati Rayudu. Credits: Twitter

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However, Ambati Rayudu will make a return to cricket after playing last in the IPL for the Chennai Super Kings. The One-Day tournament will be the perfect platform for the veteran batsman to answer his critics. Meanwhile, Rayudu is yet to make an official announcement regarding his participation in the IPL. Although there is a perception that he has quit IPL, but the cricketer has not said anything as of yet.

Playing in Chennai will be nothing new for the right-handed batsman. Ambati Rayudu has played for Chennai Super Kings since 2018 and has enjoyed great success for the franchise. The 33-year-old will look to make solid ground in the V.A. Parthasarathy trophy.

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